Carmen Cabana is cinematographer of Afro-Hispanic descent based in Los Angeles. An active cinematographer, Carmen has filmed several features in 14 US states and international locations like Mexico, Cuba and Colombia.
Her versatile body of work includes the first and second season of Starz New drama series “VIDA”; TNT short comedy “FRENCH FRIES directed by “CLAWS” show runner Janine Sherman Barrois; ten episodes of the Netflix's show "NARCOS S2".
She has shot over 25 independent features including ABFF Award Winning drama "DESTINED"; action films "BULLET" starring Danny and Jonathan Banks and "ASSASSIN X" distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; horror "THE PACT 2" distributed by IFC Midnight; Christopher Guest style comedy "ALL STARS" with Fred Willard and John Goodman; theatrically released War film "RIDE THE THUNDER". She also worked as Additional Cinematographer on the film "YELLOW" directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Other Woman, Notebook).
Her first film "CARTAS A ELENA" had a Wide Theatrical release in Mexico, Spain and Costa Rica, and a Limited Theatrical release in the US. Carmen earned a "Diosa De Plata" nomination for Best Cinematography. Her work has screened at renowned film festivals including; Toronto International Film Festival, ABFF, LA Film Festival, Cleveland International FF, Palm Springs FF, Newport Beach FF, Bel Air FF, Carmel FF, Pan African FF, La Femme FF, Acapulco FF, Guadalajara FF, San Diego Latino FF, NY HBO Latino FF, Asian Pacific FF, Lakino Berlin FF and Comicon among many others.
Carmen is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow (2010), A Sundance Director's Lab Crew Participant (2008) and a member of the Friends of the ASC educational program. Her unique vision and focus on complementing a director's vision through semiotic methods of visual storytelling has earned her a solid reputation among other filmmakers.
Carmen is also bilingual and a proficient Davinci Resolve colorist and a VR content creator and cinematographer.